Dementia: A Clinical Approach

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Here is all of the very latest scientific and clinical information for every type for dementing disease―presented in a handy, easy-to-read format. Noted specialists in the field equip readers with the guidance they need to understand, diagnose, and manage these conditions using all of the best approaches available today. They emphasize a neurologic investigative approach to differentiate the curable from the noncurable dementias. Disorders are organized into cortical and subcortical dementias to emphasize the different clinical features that facilitate diagnosis.

  • an easy-to-read format for efficient reference.
  • Organizes dementias by cortical and subcortical to facilitate diagnosis by clinical features.
  • Presents the most current understanding of the neurogenetics of dementia and the neurobiological basis of dementing disorders.
  • Discusses the most recently discovered dementing diseases, including dementia with Lewy bodies, frontotemporal dementia, and the prion diseases.
  • Reviews the newest diagnostic tests - including neurobiological marker assays and advanced MRI techniques.
  • Details best available pharmacologic management options, both symptomatic and preventative.
  • Describes latest findings on the effectiveness of acetylcholinesterase inhibitors, antioxidant therapies, NSAIDS, and other therapies.

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Mario Mendez, MD; and Jeffrey L. Cummings, MD, Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

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